Maybelline Color Whisper Review, Swatches and Photos

Nothing brightens up a face faster than a pop of color on the lips. My must-have lippie this spring? Maybelline Color Whisper by Color Sensational, a new gel formula that claims to provide translucent color minus heavy waxes or oils.

Maybelline Color Whisper Reviews

Available in 20 shades that range from nudes, pinks, reds to purples, the Color Whispers come in a silver tube with a semi-transparent cap that matches the lipstick. The colors were all beautiful and so wearable! I ended up going home with three, which worked great against my NC30 skin:

* Cherry On Top is a bright medium pink with a touch of red.
* Lust For Blush is a my-lips-but-better light nude pink and my favorite out of the bunch.
* Berry Ready is a medium berry color.

I was very surprised by how opaque these applied. One single swipe gave medium and buildable coverage (YES even Lust For Blush!) and left behind a gorgeous high shine finish. The texture was also a godsend. The lipsticks felt soft, smooth and glided onto my chapped lips easily, without highlighting dry patches or lines. Plus the formula was much more hydrating than other gel formulas I have used in the past, yet completely weightless.

As for the wear, it seemed to vary from shade to shade. With the lighter colors like Lust For Blush and Cherry On Top, I was able to get a good 3 to 4 hour of wear while Berry Ready left a stained effect even after the color wore off.

Overall, I am very happy with the Maybelline Color Whispers. Not only do they offer great coverage in great colors, they feel moisturizing and stay on really well too. Can’t wait to go back for more!

Maybelline Color Whisper is now available at drugstores nationwide. You can also take part in the “Dare to Whisper” sweepstakes at where you can select any color and share your whisper for a chance to win all 20 shades, or select the Coral Ambition shade and fill in the blank for a chance to win $5,000!

Maybelline Color Whisper Swatch in Berry Ready, Lust For Blush and Cherry On Top

Maybelline Color Whisper Swatches
Cherry On Top, Lush For Bush, Berry Ready

Maybelline Color Whisper Swatch in Cherry On Top
Cherry On Top

Maybelline Color Whisper Swatch in Lust For Blush
Lust For Blush

Maybelline Color Whisper Swatch in Berry Ready
Berry Ready

Maybelline New York’s Color Whisper™ by Color Sensational® empowers you to make a statement in soft, sexy sheer color. Because sometimes a whisper says more than a shout. Dare to whisper for a chance to win fab prizes:

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Maybelline via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Maybelline.

Review overview
Color Selection
Moisture Level
Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I’m am definitely going for Cherry, although Berry looks scrumptious as well. Did you use a liner for these shots or are the colors straight from the tube? Lovely shades, all 3 of them <3

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